Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Ikemen Paradise HanaKimi!

Ok after the Taiwan version (花樣少年少女), now i am totally addicted to the japanese drama series ( 花ざかりの君たちへ ) which is currently airing on Fuji TV on every Tuesday (Broadcast period: 2007-Jul-03 to 2007-Sept-18 ): Ikemen Paradise (イケメン♂パラダイス )!

Thank god for internet!! I simply cannot wait for the official DVD to be out so that I can lay my hands on them... but meanwhile, you tube is good enough to satisfy my TV addiction.

Both drama is based on the popular manga by Nakajo Hisaya.

After watching the first 4 episodes, I thought the Japanese storyline was more believable than the Taiwanese version, not to mention the lead actress is so much cuter and less annoying character. Ella was kinda weird for the role as she is too tomboyish which the manga was drawn for the girl to still be a bit girly. Unfortunately, I didnt know why they couldnt have pick a better looking or cooler dude for the lead actor role. Wu Zun in the taiwan drama positively looks better though his character is more "shy" than the Jap guy. Maybe the Jap guy will become better later after more episode.. who knows?
The Jap certainly goes for more meat in plot while taiwan series is cashing in more on the pure idolisation on young teenage girls infatuated with the handsome lead male actor. But in exchange, i had more laughs from the Taiwan series in the first 4 epi. Hard to compare but let's see how the japanese plot goes later.

No matter, I have derived much laughs in both series as far though i wish they will cut down on the silly acts of the dorm 1,3 and 2 groups. I mean come on, even if its in the manga, in reality, i doubt there are really guys weirdos like this, even on an entertainment value is hard to digest.

Anycase, for those who are wondering what Jap drama i am referin to, here's ep 1 for your preview.
Ep 1 (part 1/6):

ep 1 (part 2/6)

ep 1 (part 3/6):

ep 1 (part 4/6):

ep 1 (part 5/6)

ep 1 (part 6/6)


LPPL said...

hey. good series. i watched it this morning. did the girl end up with that guy? haha..

Jo said...

How to put youtube clips on the blog??

Jo said...

I always prefer Jap series than Taiwanese or Korean, the story line is done better.

"Know Thyself" said...

oh copy and paste the embedded link available next to the you tube video clip.

And i agree, generally Japanese storeyline is done better than the rest. I think the scriptwriter has a better reality check even when dealing with adaptations of manga.